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December 2004: Esmirada
Give your taste buds a break from your usual hawker/sandwich shop fare and check out the new lunch deal at Esmiradaï¿½s at the Orchard Hotel. Well known for its energetic Greek-style evening entertainment in the form of plate smashing, and waiters displaying unusual dance moves, Esmiradaï¿½s is a surprisingly civilized and relaxed place during the day. Read more
February 2005: Il Primo Trattoria
Set against the backdrop of Tanjong Rhu and the Singapore skyline, the al fresco experience of Il Primo is as first-rate as any you will find in Singapore. Warm tropical breezes and fantastic sunsets set the mood for an enjoyable evening of dining. Inside, the traditional ï¿½trattoriaï¿½ dï¿½cor and open kitchen concept allows one to experience a sense of activity. The vintage posters and towering wine racks give Il Primo a feeling of comfort and coziness. Click here to read the full review.
March 2005: Sistina Ristorante, Holland Village
Nestled alongside itï¿½s big brother restaurant Michelangeloï¿½s, in what has become regarded as the stylish side of Holland Village, Sistina Ristorante has the feel of a traditional trattoria. Inside, classic murals and wrought iron wine racks adorn the walls while the open kitchen concept allows the guests to feel the culinary activity. The "al fresco" area is spacious and inviting, you can feel the buzz and vibrancy of this chic neighborhood emanating from this row of renowned restaurants. The warm lights of the interior cascade outward to create a comfortable and relaxing ambience. Dining inside or out, Sistina sets the perfect mood for any occasion. Click here to read the full review.
April 2005: Michelangelo's, Holland Village
The inside of Michelangelo's is as warm and inviting as your mothers kitchen with reproductions of Michelangelo's artwork from the Sistine Chapel adorning the ceiling. The open kitchen opens the window to a scene of controlled chaos inclusive of banging pots, flaming skillets and smoking grills. The walls are adorned with hand painted sketches of his famous drawings. Candles twinkle everywhere creating an surreal glow and an atmosphere that is as conducive to a business dinner as it is for a romantic dinner for 2. The omni-presence of Angelo Sanelli, owner/executive chef, is felt everywhere as he slips his robust frame through the closely spaced tables and chairs greeting everyone as if they are his long lost cousin. Click here to read the full review.
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